So it goes

Today, for the first time in 84 years, the world is without author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. When I was in high school I read all his novels straight through, which pretty much means I can’t recall which events happened in which book. Still, I’m glad I did it. I should probably put in some effort to find another author whose catalog I would want to consume the same way.

I’m sure the obituaries will be ubiquitous, so I’ll be brief and mention only two things:

1) In his novel Galapagos he uses a clever device. He prepends an asterisk to characters before they are about to die. Continue reading